5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: RPX

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, risk-management solutions specialist RPX (Nasdaq: RXPC) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RPX's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

RPX facts

Headquarters (Founded)San Francisco (2008)
Market Cap$714.4 million
IndustryBusiness services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$141.3 million
ManagementCo-Founder/CEO John Amster
Co-Founder/COO Geoffrey Barker
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity14.5%
Cash/Debt$250.0 million / $6.1 million

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 53 members who have rated RPX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include TMFTypeoh and TMFIPO2011.

This past summer, TMFTypeoh tapped RPX as a particularly potent opportunity:

Hang [on] to your hat, this one could get crazy! Business model looks solid, financials look solid. Should be a crazy trader in the short term due to the IPO, but I'm putting real money behind this Gem.

RPX even boasts a robust trailing-12-month operating margin of 33%. That's higher than that of other business service stocks like ADP (NYS: ADP) (18%), Thomson Reuters (NYS: TRI) (16%), and Fiserv (NAS: FISV) (24%).

CAPS member TMFIPO2011 elaborates on the RPX bull case:

**An industry-disruptive business model that brings order and efficiency to the exciting world of patent litigation and assertion.
**A rapid growth engine, mixed with sticky customers and the recurring revenue they provide.
**A network effect is being born -- client growth means RPX collects more subscription fees, which leads to additional patents purchased, making ... its services incrementally more valuable for each new client.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributorBrian Pacamparaowns no position in any of the companies mentioned.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of ADP. The Fool owns shares of Fiserv. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Fool'sdisclosure policyalways gets a perfect score.

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